TITUSVILLE, FLA – Iowa Wesleyan University rallied for four runs in the top of the fourth inning Monday afternoon to collect an 8-0 six inning decision over Morrisville State College on the first day of spring break action for the Mustangs in Titusville, Florida.
The loss drops Morrisville State to 0-2 at the start of the season.
The Tigers took advantage of back-to-back stolen bases and then an error by the Mustangs infield to post the first run of the game, carrying the 1-0 lead into the top of the third after a scoreless second frame.
In the third, Iowa Wesleyan posted two straight hits to position baserunners on first and third before again taking advantage of another Mustang error in the infield to reach base and score, holding the two run lead into the bottom of the inning.
Sophomore Amanda Labe (Friedensburg, Pa.) walked with two outs in the bottom of the third, then stole second before advanced to third on an error by the Tigers with two outs, but Morrisville State couldn't advance the sophomore to home plate as Iowa Wesleyan escaped the inning maintaining their two run lead.
In the fourth, the Tigers broke out the bats and capitalized on four hits and two Mustang errors to increase their lead to 6-0.
Iowa Wesleyan added two more runs in the top of the sixth inning, after leading off with a triple to right field.
Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Elizabeth Marr (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) each went 1-for-3 from the plate to lead the Mustang efforts.
Senior Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) threw four innings in the loss, allowing six hits and three earned runs, while collecting three strikeouts on the day.
Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) hit the mound for the final two innings, allowing two earned runs on two hits.
Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow afternoon taking on Shawnee State at 3:30 before facing Oakland City in the nightcap at 6 p.m.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.